Hugh Chinnick - Director
Originating from UK, Hugh began his career in 1974 as Deputy Chief Electrician at the Arts
Theatre Cambridge. This was followed by eleven seasons with Glyndebourne Festival
Opera, interspersed with productions for English Music Theatre, English National Opera
(North), West End productions, trade shows and television productions. In 1987 he joined
the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he was Head of Theatre Lighting until
1999. Hugh is a member of the Association of Lighting Designers, External Advisors
Committee for the Academy's School of Theatre & Entertainment Arts, and continues
part-time teaching for the School, Hong Kong City University and Queensland University
of Technology's Master of Lighting programme, together with private teaching for small
groups and organisations in his fully equipped Studio.
Virginia Kam - Co-Director
Virginia is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, with a Bachelor of
Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Lighting. She has worked as a Technical Coordinator and
Production Manager for the Hong Kong International Arts Festival, and Technical Manager
for numerous local productions, and her extensive knowledge of and involvement in the
Hong Kong theatre industry is an invaluable asset to the company. Virginia is Treasurer
for the Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians and Scenographers.
Steve Rawlins - Co-Director (Singapore)
Steve has been involved with the entertainment industry all of his working life. He moved
from England to Martin Professional in Denmark and then on to Singapore in 1995 to take
up a senior management position with Martin Professional Singapore, where he was also
their Chief Designer. As well as being a Co-Director for Pacific Lighting (Singapore) Pte Ltd,
Steve also runs a successful lighting consultancy practice.
Jamie Boey - Sales & Operation Director (Singapore)
Jamie heads the Singapore operation. He has a wealth of experience in the entertainment
lighting industry and, prior to joining Pacific Lighting, he was Regional Sales Manager for
High End Systems, during which time he established and managed the sales activities in
the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this he held a similar position with Robert Juliat and,
amongst many other achievements, was instrumental in expanding the brand presence
in China. Jamie also spent more than ten years in the Singapore lighting industry prior to
moving into these regional roles.
Sanjay Jegatheesan - Sales Manager (Singapore)
Sanjay comes from a solid background in the theatre and entertainment industry. His experience
includes Master Electrician, Pyrotechnician and Stage Manager, Operations Manager together
with freelance work in areas of rigging, audio, lighting and programming. Sanjay works closely
with Jamie taking care of our existing clients, and building new relationships within the
entertainment and architectural lighting industries in Singapore and the surrounding regions.
Mike Wood - Technology Consultant
Like Hugh, Mike also started his career at the Arts and ADC Theatres in Cambridge in the
mid 1970's, and has been actively involved in the entertainment technology industry ever
since. He has held senior positions at BBC Television, DeSisti and Coemar UK, JEM
Theatrical, and High End Systems where he was CTO for ten years. Currently Mike provides
independent consulting to a number of companies in the industry on technology
implementation, strategy, and R&D. Mike is a published author with regular columns in
PLASA Protocol, Lighting and Sound International, and Lighting and Sound America
magazines. He has been the Chairman of both PLASA and ESTA trade associations in the
UK and the USA and currently co-chairs the PLASA ANSI accredited technical standards
committee for entertainment technology.
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